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Bill Chappell

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'More That Could Have Been Done' To Help Foley, His Brother Says

Friday, August 22, 2014

Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."

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Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

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Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says

Friday, August 22, 2014

The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.

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Hamas Executes Suspected Informants After Deadly Israeli Strike

Friday, August 22, 2014

One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has killed more than a dozen people it believes were spying for Israel.

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U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.

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U.S. Won't Rule Out Attack In Syria To Hit Islamic State

Thursday, August 21, 2014

American aircraft have carried out more strikes against the Islamic State, after the extremist group beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. The attacks come despite threats to kill other hostages.

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Hamas Says Israeli Airstrike Killed 3 Senior Commanders

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the Shin Bet, the country's domestic security service, for intelligence that set up Thursday's attack.

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'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive': American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have gone through "a rigorous course of treatment and thorough testing," Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner says.

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Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The incident comes a little over a month after the country's officials lifted a ban on the stand up motor device.

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Beheading Video Sets Off Debate Over How — Or Whether — To Portray It

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?

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President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly'

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday.

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Israel's Netanyahu Vows 'A Continuous Campaign' Against Hamas

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The comments come a day after a truce collapsed, leading to the resumption of rocket fire against Israel and Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 20 Palestinians have been killed since then.

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A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.

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U.S. Authenticates Video Of Militants Beheading American Journalist

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A video in which the extremist group the Islamic State claims to execute American journalist James Foley is authentic, according to U.S. intelligence analysts. Foley was abducted in Syria in 2012.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Brita Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Over Risk Of Cutting

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.

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Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.

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Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

While early reports Tuesday quoted police saying that 31 people had been arrested last night, NBC News says it has more recent data showing 78 arrests.

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Profiles 'Singing Sorceress' Celestina Warbeck

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Also: King Richard III's "privileged" diet; novelist Karen Russell on the fantastical.

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